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Telipogon species – Jardin, Colombia.

June 6, 2013

We found this species when we were driving on a small road just north of Jardin, Colombia. Climbie Hall shouted when we were driving next to some trees. There were a couple of plants growing in small trees just a meter from the road. Altitude at around 1700-1900 meters. Was suprised as this place don´t get so low temperatures. No ID yet but working on it. So here is first a In Situ picture and then some other pictures.

Telipogon sp - Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp – Jardin, Colombia.

Climbie Hall with the Telipogon.

Climbie Hall with the Telipogon.

The view not far from were we found the Telipogon. Wiew to the west. Those peaks are the Farrallones de Citara. They are over 3000 meters high.

The view not far from were we found the Telipogon. Wiew to the west. Those peaks are the Farrallones de Citara. They are over 3000 meters high.

 

Telipogon sp - Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp – Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp - Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp – Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp - Jardin, Colombia.

Telipogon sp – Jardin, Colombia.

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Platystele species – Choco, Colombia.

June 4, 2013

I had a wonderful time in Colombia. Went there with some researchers from Sweden, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia. We spent time in the Choco rainforest just north of Bahia Solano at Jardin Botanico del Pacifico. A wonderful place run by Sergio and his family. I can recommend this place to anyone that´s interested in seeing a lot of animals, orchids and other plants, nice scenery etc. One of the best places I have been to! After Choco we went up in the mountains north of Medellin. We stayed at Belmira and explored the hills there. And then we finished of in Jardin. So for some time to come I will publish pictures from this trip. Enjoy!

This small plant was found at around 200 meters in the dens rainforest east of Mecana beach, Choco. The whole plant is just 8 mm across. ID unknown.

Platystele sp - Choco, Colombia

Platystele sp – Choco, Colombia

Platystele sp - Choco, Colombia

Platystele sp – Choco, Colombia

Platystele sp - Choco, Colombia

Platystele sp – Choco, Colombia

Medellin – Wet and humid

April 22, 2013

Arrived today in Medellin after a long flight from Sweden with Alexandre Antonelli via Paris and Bogota. Tomorrow we are going to the Choco region north of Bahia Solano – Colombia.

No idea if they have a internet connection there. But I will try to update as soon as I can! Now a few hour sleep.

First view of Colombia. Mountains east of the Santa Marta mountains. Border to Venezuela.

First view of Colombia. Mountains east of the Santa Marta mountains. Border to Venezuela.

 

Colombia 2013

April 20, 2013

Tomorrow I am off to Colombia. I will go with some researchers from the Botanical gardens in Gothenburg. My job there will be to take photos/film the trip and field work collecting DNA samples, plants etc. We will start with Choco and then go to higher altitudes north and south of Medellin.

Hopefully I will be able to update this blog and my “orchid hunting” blog.

See you soon!

Me in search for orchids

Me in search for orchids

Looking for orchids in Costa Rica – A short film

March 23, 2013

Just a short film from my trip to Costa Rica in 2010.

Stelis species – Costa Rica

March 11, 2013

Unknown Stelis species – Costa Rica.

This is a nice little hairy Stelis species that is found in humid rainforests in Costa Rica. It´s pitty that all Stelis sp have been neglected for a long time. So many nice little species but not much effort is done to describe them all.

I have many species in my vivaria but not many of them have a name. Sad. I hope this will be different in the future.

This sp is 3,5 – 4 mm in size. Flowers a lot and it flowers for several months. Like many other Stelis sp thay prefer very humid conditions to open up it´s flowers. So no fog, no flowers.

Temperatures in my vivaria now in winter is: Min temp +10°C to Max temp +19°C. Good air circulation and lot´s of humidity.

 

Stelis species - Costa Rica

Stelis species – Costa Rica

Stelis species - Costa Rica

Stelis species – Costa Rica

Stelis species - Costa Rica

Stelis species – Costa Rica

Miniorkidéer – Molnskogens juveler. Hur ni beställer bilder.

March 3, 2013

This page will be in Swedish as it´s info for my photo exhibition at the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg/Sweden.

Miniorkidéer – Molnskogens juveler.

Min utställning på Botaniska trädgården i Göteborg pågår 2 -24 mars. Jag kommer finnas på plats alla helgerna plus ett par vardagar i veckan.

Alla bilderna på utställningen är till salu. Priserna står vid varje bild. Varje bild finns endast i 5 exemplar som alla numreras och signeras av mig.

Vill du köpa en eller flera av dessa bilder, kontakta mig så hör jag av mig med priser etc.(adressen finns längst ner på den här sidan).

Dessutom kan ni beställa alla bilder i de vanligaste standardformaten som tex: 30x40cm, 50x40cm, 50x50cm, 70×50 cm osv. Har ni andra önskemål, kontakta mig.

Dessutom kan ni beställa andra bilder än dom som finns på utställningen. Då går ni in på min Flickr.com sida och väljer ut de bilder ni tycker om.

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My "Orchid Photo" -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens - Gothenburg, Sweden.

My “Orchid Photo” -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens – Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

My "Orchid Photo" -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens - Gothenburg, Sweden.

My “Orchid Photo” -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens – Gothenburg, Sweden.

My "Orchid Photo" -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens - Gothenburg, Sweden.

My “Orchid Photo” -exhibition at the Botanical Gardens – Gothenburg, Sweden.